🎧 Britain's Fightback
🎧 Dan Snow's History Hit • 26m
Daniel Todman is a Professor of Modern History at Queen Mary. He has just published his epic study of how during the Second World War Britain fought back from near disaster to triumph. It opens with the fall fall of Singapore Feb 1942 and ends with Britain’s post war experiment in social democracy well underway. Speaking to him amidst the Covid crisis was particularly fascinating. I was able to ask just how states are able to do and pay for in moments of extreme drama. Dan always encourages me to think differently about the past. This episode was certainly no exception.
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Daniel Todman @daniel_todman is a Historian at Queen Mary University of London, author of Britain's War, 1937-1941: Into Battle Twitter Instagram Facebook Dan Snow;Producer: Dan Morelle